Tag Archives: Germany

10 Wunderbar German Idioms and Expressions

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If your aim is to be able to speak German like a native, then you’ll need a firm grasp of colloquial and everyday speech. Often these things are learned later on in the language learning process, once you know your grammar and comprehension. But it’s always handy to have a few sayings and expressions under(…)


10 Helpful Phrases for Tourists in Germany

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Germany is one of the most beautiful counties I’ve ever had the pleasure to visit. Within one city you can find the most amazing mixture of new and old architecture, museums devoted to some of the darkest periods of history, light-hearted coffee houses, and street entertainers mixed in with underground pubs. If you find yourself(…)


5 Holiday Traditions to Adopt this Season

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I used to think I was crazy for wanting to sing Christmas carols in July. Turns out, carols used to not be just Christmas related; although they weren’t “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, they were originally pagan songs meant to be sung at solstices. Who’d have thought? Luckily I grew out of that(…)


Top 5 Subjects To Study In Germany

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If you’re a prospective student but, like most students, have no idea which path to take, opportunities are waiting for you abroad. While the options of what and where to study can be daunting, Germany not only provides top class education but beautiful scenery, a rich history, and tons of culture. Interested? Browse through our(…)


Rock Out and Learn a Language! 5 Bands For German Music Fans

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Learning a language isn’t always easy, and sometimes finding extra practice on your own can be a bit challenging. An easy way to get in some extra work without boring yourself into a language coma, is by listening to music in the language you’re studying. It’s an easy way to learn more about popular culture,(…)


Study Abroad in Germany: The Top 3 Universities

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Germany is one of the best places in Western Europe to study as a foreigner for a number of reasons: the country is beautiful, the universities are ranked as some of the best in the world, and the cost of living may be cheaper than what you’re considering at home. Naturally, your choice of university(…)


A Beginner’s Guide to Oktoberfest: 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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For those who love beer, it’s time to celebrate! Oktoberfest is here, and whether your plans include making the trek to Germany or just celebrating in the comfort of your own neighborhood bar, you probably have beer on the brain. But when it comes to Oktoberfest, there’s a whole lot more going on that just(…)


Oktoberfest in Munich: Hostels Worth Checking Out (and Checking In To)

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Ah, Oktoberfest. So much tradition. All the rides and games. And we can’t forget to mention the food. It’s no wonder some 6 million people are attracted to Munich each fall to celebrate this annual event. But wait, let’s be honest. It might not be the traditional food, costumes, and carnival rides that are inspiring(…)


5 Strategies for Surviving Oktoberfest

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So you’ve booked your ticket, organised your flight, sorted out accommodation, and got your game-face on – you’re off to Oktoberfest! As an old hand on the beer festival scene, let me tell you, you’re up for some serious fun! But if you jump in headfirst without a bit of prior preparation you could miss(…)


4 German (Mis)Conceptions About the US

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The German and the North American cultures are not that different – indeed there is much more of a difference between the cultures of Mexico and the United States, despite them being neighbors. Regardless, there will be quite a lot of Americans who think of the Germans as dirndl-wearing, sausages-eating, beer-drinkers with an indecipherable language.(…)